possible cease-fire, about a possible truce, but the israeli government has said, it is both willing and capable to escalate the operation that is going on and possibly launch a ground offensive. and from what we're seeing on the ground in that area, it seems they're very serious, deb. >> all right, fred for us in israel. thanks so much, in ashkelon, thank you. now to what is happening in gaza. the area is just 25 miles longer, so and densely packed with 1.7 million people living there. today, one family buried ten members, children among them, following an israeli air strike. ben wedeman spoke to the survivors. what did they say to you? >> reporter: well, you know, deborah, when you go to the funerals you go to the houses there around that house that got hit, there is a mixture of things. in public, there is anger, there is a desire for revenge, there are sort of chants against israel. but privately these people are suffering.